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[UPDATE] Reminder -- Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Garden, June 6-9, 2013

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 7:37am
Naomi Jacobs, University of Maine, and Annette Giesecke, University of Delaware

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden
Symposium and exhibitions, June 6-9, 2013

EVENT INFORMATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Since time immemorial, gardens have been key in humanity's quest to define an ideal relation to nature. Gardens have been sources of nourishment for the body and the soul, they have been symbols of wealth and power, they have served as barriers against the wild, and much more. EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.

GENDERED PERSPECTIVES IN DESIGN / Turkish and Global Context

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 6:25am
Turkish Design History Society Congress - 2013 - GENDERED PERSPECTIVES IN DESIGN / Turkish and Global Context

GENDERED PERSPECTIVES IN DESIGN / Turkish and Global Context
An International Conference

DATE
May 9-10, 2012

VENUE
Yaşar University, İzmir, Turkey

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
To be announced

BACKGROUND

PURITY: A Call For Papers

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:08am
Excursions Journal

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

CFP: MobiSocial 2013, Milan, Italy, June 3-6, 2013 (Deadline: January 31, 2013)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 3:41am
1st IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Data Management, Mining, and Computing on Social Networks

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

1st IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Data Management, Mining, and Computing on Social Networks (MobiSocial'13)

June 3-6, 2013 / Milan, Italy (colocated with IEEE MDM 2013)

http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/~dnyang/mobisocial13/

*AIMS & TOPICS OF INTEREST*

[UPDATE] Shakespeare 450 (deadline extended)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 2:57am
French Shakespeare Society

The Société française Shakespeare is organizing in Paris a week-long conference from 21-27 April 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The program will include plenary lectures, roundtables, workshops, seminars, panels, along with performances at various venues, theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, artists' studios and bookshops.

TAEECE2013 - Turkey (May9-11)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 2:34am
Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications

CALL FOR PAPERS

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The International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2013)
Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
May 9-11, 2013
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/taeece2013/index.php

All accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore and Ei Compendex.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

CFP Deadline 30 Jan 2013: Graduate Conference on Transmedia 6-7 Jun 2013

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 12:32am
Department of Media Culture, The College of Staten Island (CUNY)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Trans-(media)

A graduate research conference June 6-7, 2013

The Cinema and Media Graduate Student Association of the Department of Media Culture at The College of Staten Island (CUNY) invites proposals to its inaugural Graduate Student Conference. The conference will consist of two days of panels on June 6th and 7th, with a keynote address on Thursday, June 6th.

About the Conference Theme:

Age, Culture, Humanities - New Journal - 15 February 2013

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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 11:31pm
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Announcement of Publication and Call for Submissions

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities, published by the Atheneum Press of Coastal Carolina University.

Age, Culture, Humanities seeks to promote cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.

Specters of Du Bois: Dissent as Decolonization

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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 9:41pm
ASA Conference November 21-24 in Washington DC 2013

This panel considers the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, as discussions commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death in 2013 take place internationally. For Du Bois, abolition (often neglected in narratives of the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation) persists as an exemplar of an ethics of collective dissent: a "moral battle" that "cannot be truthfully minimized or forgotten." C.L.R. James, Toni Morrison, and Angela Davis (through Black Reconstruction) also draw upon the specter of abolitionism for an ongoing practice of dissent.

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